A headline in the Washington Post says it all: “The Guardian: Small British paper makes big impact with NSA stories“.
Minus the put down — “small British paper” — the report is somewhat complimentary of The Guardian‘s numerous recent successes. But it’s not until paragraph six that the Post acknowledges its competitor as “one of the world’s most heavily trafficked news sites with a high of 41 million unique monthly visitors.”
A news outlet that is still clinging to paper might do well to show a bit of deference to what it perceives as an upstart — even if it happens to be “frankly liberal” and foreign.
How awful! A liberal newspaper making waves in Washington. That really is deeply offensive to America’s media establishment.